Lincoln RAF 100 Weekend Citywide LN1
INCORPORATING LINCOLN 1940S WEEKEND CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE ACROSS 13 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN LINCOLN THIS AUGUST. JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF VINTAGE MARKETS, AVIATION AND VEHICLE DISPLAYS, LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE, CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT, RE-ENACTMENTS, FIREWORKS, AND MUCH MORE. FREE EVENT INCLUDE 1940S WEEKEND: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August, 10am - 5pm each day The Strait, Steep Hill, Castle Hill, Bailgate, St. Paul in the Bail, Minster Yard, FREE Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain from The Strait to Bailgate, with two days of period activities and displays, vintage market stalls, entertainment, and reenactors. There will be flypasts from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight too: the Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane are all confirmed to make an appearance over the weekend. Times to be announced. VINTAGE VILLAGE Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th August, 10am - 5pm each day The Stokes Lawn, FREE Step back in time for two days of vintage vehicles, children’s entertainment, vintage rides and games at The Stokes Lawn – perfect for a families, children, and picnics. LINCS FM STAGE Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th August, 10am - 5pm each day City Square, FREE Big bands, solo performers and militrary choirs will join Lincs FM for the day to perform on their stage at City Square. Performance line up to be announced soon. If you are interested in performing at this event, please get in touch with the Lincoln BIG events team via email or call 01522 842702. AVIATION & HERITAGE DISPLAYS Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th August, 10am - 5pm each day St. Marks Shopping Centre & South High Street, FREE Discover more about aviation and heritage in Lincoln, have a selfie in a model spitfire, and get involved in the RAF100 celebrations on South High Street and St. Marks Shopping Centre during the weekend. See displays from RAF bases, charities and societies. FIRE ENGINES & RAF Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th August, 10am - 5pm each day Brayford Waterfront, FREE Explore the Vintage and Modern Fire Engine display at Brayford Waterfront during the weekend, and stay into the evening on Saturday for the Fireworks spectacular. THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Saturday 11th August, gates open at 5:20pm Lincoln Castle - Tickets: £26.95 An evening of 1940s big band music in Lincoln Castle inspired by Lincoln 1940s Weekend. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has maintained the exact line-up on stage devised by Glenn, consisting of the leader, five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and three rhythm plus a male and female vocalist. Buy your tickets online. 1940S BALL Saturday 11th August, 7pm DoubleTree by Hilton, Ticket price TBC Dance the night away in the newly extended Cathedral Ballroom and al fresco terrace at DoubleTree by Hilton on Brayford Waterforont. You can be sure of a fantastic evening of food, drink and entertainment, the perfect ending to the first day of the RAF100 Weekend. To book tickets, please contact the events team via email or call 01522 565197 or email FIREWORKS Saturday 11th August, 8pm - 10pm Brayford Waterfront, FREE Watch in awe as skies light up, ending the first day of the festival perfectly with a spectacular fireworks display. Bring the family and dine on the Brayford before the show - there is a selection of restaurants along the waterfront, or pick up a bite to eat from our mini pop-up street food market. BREW FOR THE FEW Sunday 12th August, 11am - 3pm Lincoln High Street & St. Benedicts Church, Tickets: Donation Join RAF Veterans on Lincoln High Street for tea and cake, at our street party to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the RAF. Organised by RAFA and the Healthy High Streets Group.